Amid a number of BJP-ruled states considering to enact a regulation to verify the alleged spiritual conversion of ladies within the identify of marriage, the Uttarakhand authorities is paying Rs 50,000 to inter-caste and inter-faith to encourage such alliances. The money incentives are given to all legally registered inter-faith Indian , stated officers of the state Social Welfare Division. In instances of inter-caste marital marriages, one situation for availing the money incentive is that one of many spouses must be from the scheduled caste as outlined by Article 341 of the Structure, they stated.
The quantity is given as inter-caste and inter-religious marital alliances might be extraordinarily useful in selling the spirit of nationwide unity, stated Tehri’s Social Welfare Officer Dipankar Ghildiyal stated. The eligible can apply for the money incentive until one yr after the wedding, he stated.
The quantity being given collectively to such was elevated from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 in Uttarakhand in 2014 by an modification within the Uttar Pradesh Antarjatiya/Antardharmik Vivah Protsahan Niyamawali, 1976 which had been adopted because it was when Uttarakhand was carved out of Uttar Pradesh in 2000.